Archive for Family Entertainment Center Reports

The Untold Stories and the Unsung Heros: <br / >How Bowling Centers Keep Equipment in Top Shape

The Untold Stories and the Unsung Heros:
How Bowling Centers Keep Equipment in Top Shape

November 2, 2011 No Comments

Bowling. The word conjures up memories of lazy afternoons or energetic evenings spent amid the roar of the alley, surrounded by friends and family who cheer on the strikes and groan at the gutter balls.  Bowling is the top-ranked participatory sport in the United States, attracting nearly 70 million bowlers in 2009, according to the […]

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Scotties Skateland Becomes Scotties Fun Spot: <br />$2.5 Million Expansion Keeps a Community Staple Rolling

Scotties Skateland Becomes Scotties Fun Spot:
$2.5 Million Expansion Keeps a Community Staple Rolling

November 2, 2011 No Comments

Robert (Bob) Scott was born and raised in the roller skating business, as was his son, Jeff Scott. Bob’s father, Albert (Scottie) Scott started the business in 1936 when he operated his first rink in an upstairs hall. In 1939 he built a semi-portable rink that he operated in Hamilton, Ill., during the spring and […]

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Why Customers are Happily Bowling

Why Customers are Happily Bowling

November 2, 2011 No Comments

By Bart Burger During a period when an increasing number of sporting industries and activities are competing for the attention of time-starved and cash-strapped consumers, Americans are turning to a classic pastime – naming bowling the nation’s number-one participatory sport (activities that typically require more than one individual to be played).  The findings, which are […]

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A Look at Lazer Frenzy

A Look at Lazer Frenzy

November 2, 2011 No Comments

The Lazer Frenzy from Creative Works Theme Factory lazer maze is heating up arcades around the country with its great ROI results from operators reporting in with sales figures. After winning the IAAPA best new product award, Lazer Frenzy has been placed in multiple entertainment facilities around the globe including bowling centers, fun centers, theme […]

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November 2001 – A Message from the ILTA Executive Director

November 2, 2011 No Comments

Dear Readers, With fall submitting to winter, it is a forgone conclusion that about all of our operators are moving into their busiest season.  From winter until spring arrives in full bloom, birthday parties are filling up your rooms and active teenagers should be milling about waiting for the next game of laser tag.  All […]

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Actively Engaging the Customer Base:
Contemporary Marketing and Promotions Strategies

November 2, 2011 No Comments

Marketing and promoting your laser tag center in today’s high speed and digital world can be more than a little daunting.  There are so many options, that sometimes you see centers not do anything for fear of doing the wrong thing.  While it is always wise to conduct marketing research before executing promotions strategies, remember […]

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Bumper Cars: <br />The Payoffs of Offering an Enduring Classic

Bumper Cars:
The Payoffs of Offering an Enduring Classic

November 2, 2011 No Comments

Bumper cars have come a long way since the day of the metal bodied Dodgem and Lusse Auto Scooter.   They’ve bumped and jostled their way into a variety of settings and surfaces, chugging away from amusement parks to indoor venues, some versions altered to maneuver on water or ice. And they’re a real hit as […]

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Just for the Kids<br /> Keeping the Fun Child-centered at Mini-Golf and Go-Kart Facilities

Just for the Kids
Keeping the Fun Child-centered at Mini-Golf and Go-Kart Facilities

September 1, 2011 No Comments

A large part of making your attraction family friendly is to ensure that you find ways to make it a place where kids want to be.  Being a kid-centric destination starts by not overlooking the basics.  Here’s how some industry professionals are making sure that their operations appeal to younger people by keeping them not […]

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Talking Turkey:
How Bowling Centers Improve the Outlook for Food and Beverage Sales

September 1, 2011 No Comments

Bowlers know what they go to the bowling center for. Whether they think further to include a meal   may hinge on the venue’s presentation, what’s offered on the menu and on how good a deal it is. And arriving at what works for what crowd may take some trial and error from season to season. […]

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— Insurance —  <br />Comparing Apples to Apples Can Equal Rotten Coverage

— Insurance —
Comparing Apples to Apples Can Equal Rotten Coverage

September 1, 2011 No Comments

The amusement industry is evolving and changing in many ways. For the owners of small and large amusement centers, this presents a constant challenge for you in keeping up with new equipment, added attractions, upgrading your current games and even expanding to open up additional locations. Your time dedicated to running your business and also […]

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Sponsors

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Laser Star

Laser shooting galleries, laser tag, dark ride target systems, overhead target ranges.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Jane Farrell Turf and Carpets, Inc.

Commercial carpet, printed and decorative patterns, loop and cut-pile construction. Wall coverings in fluorescents, Class A fire rated. Colored turf, both traditional and neon colors.

Store on Wheels

Importer and distributor of quality toys, lighting and novelties. Cater to the amusement, retail and entertainment industries.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Art Attack

Theming, miniature golf, parade floats, 3D props, air-brushed murals, signage and art panels.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Spectrum Sports

Climbing walls, ropes courses, go-karts and more.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

Planning consultants for wet/dry attractions, mini-golf, go-kart tracks and laser arenas.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Bulbtronics

A premier source for lamps, LEDs, batteries and lighting-related and electrical products.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Formula K Raceways

Go-karts, kiddie cars and bumper boats, go-kart parts and tires.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

American Changer

Bill and coin dispensers and counters, ticket machines and more.

Extreme Engineering

Industry leader in zip lines, climbing walls, jumper systems and adventure products.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Castle Golf, Inc.

Planning, design and construction of miniature golf courses and family fun parks.

Brunswick Bowling

Entertainment bowling center developer and manufacturer of bowling equipment and entertainment products.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Sureshot Redemption

One-stop source for prize redemption counters at entertainment centers.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Enchanted Castle Studios

Fiberglass statuary and figures for restaurants, mini-golf, theme parks and other attractions.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

Premier vending supply for all of your vending equipment and supply needs.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Cost of Wisconson

Creators of simulated environments, duplicate structures, sculpted figures, exhibits, water features, mini-golf and more.

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